Pronounced WAL den
About the name Walden
Again we have a problem with ancient and modern meanings. The meaning of Walden is often given as "wooded valley" and the books by Thoreau set in the Walden woods further cement this idea.
However, the Germanic element wald meaning ruler feels more likely here, which would mean something like "King's valley". But, what do I know?
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